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Allied 100, a distributor of automated external defibrillators (AED) and accessories based in the US, has acquired a 100% stake in LifeGuard Medical Solutions (Lifeguard), one of the largest AED providers in the US.

The acquisition will strengthen Allied 100’s position as the leading provider of AEDs and value-added services in the country.

Allied 100 is a portfolio company of Ridgemont Equity Partners.

Nokia Corporation has announced that it will acquire a French start-up marking its entry into the rapidly-growing digital health market.

The mobile communications company will acquire Withings SAS, a provider of smart health products and services, in a €170m ($191 million) deal.

Withings, whose product portfolio includes activity trackers, weighing scales, thermometers, blood pressure monitors, home and baby monitors, and many more, will be part of Nokia Digital Health business following the transaction.

West Pharmaceutical Services, a manufacturer of pharmaceutical packaging and delivery systems, has announced that it has made a strategic investment in an Israel-based intradermal (skin) delivery solutions developer, NanoPass Technologies.

"The investment will enable West Pharma to leverage the knowledge and expertise of Nanopass in the growing intradermal drug delivery market and to develop new products."

The investment will enable West Pharma to leverage the knowledge and expertise of Nanopass in the growing intradermal drug delivery market and to develop new products.

NanoPass will utilise the opportunity to advance its clinical development efforts. The investment will also support the launch of its microneedle-based intradermal drug delivery systems.

Zimmer Biomet Holdings, a musculoskeletal healthcare provider, has announced that it will acquire Arizona-based Cayenne Medical to strengthen its sports medicine capabilities and portfolio of technically-advanced soft tissue reconstruction solutions.

Cayenne Medical designs, develops and markets advanced soft tissue reconstruction solutions for the knee, shoulder and extremities.

The acquisition will be completed in June 2016, subject to customary closing conditions.


Image: Withings’ smart health products. Photo: courtesy: Withings SA.